|Forum topic by 716||posted 01-06-2016 11:36 PM||3771 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
01-06-2016 11:36 PM
So it happened that I am in an enviable position of seeing both Grizzly hybrid saws G0771 and G0715P up close.
So it came here today and I rushed to test the blade alignment before doing anything else. I must say I am pleasantly surprised with what I discovered. The front of the blade stays put on without the dial indicator even budging, when I lower or raise the blade. The back of the blade does deviate to the left or right depending on whether I raise of lower the blade but not more than about 0.007” or so. When I turn the raise handle back a quarter of one rotation to relieve the tension it goes back close to the initial point. I my books it is perfect.
I did not unpack the fence yet on G0715P.
One more difference between the saws is that G0715P has a large swinging door for accessing the motor compartment is you want to clear the dust or something. G0771 has a plate with a lot of screws so opening it out often is out of the question.
The table finish on G0715P is much better than on G0771.
The biggest G0771 advantage is cabinet mounted trunnions. It does make the alignment easier but do not expect a better operation though. There are more connection between the table and the saw: In case of G0771 the blade is mounted to the trunnions, which are mounted to the tubular extensions, which are welded to the cabinet, which holds the table. In a table mounted construction the blade is mounted to the trunnions, which are mounted directly to the table. The latter in theory is more rigid as it includes less parts.
If you are on the fence like I was, my suggestion go with G0715P. It feels more substantial and I would classify G0715P as lower class professional and G0771 upper class hobbyist. ( I am sure unisaw and powermatic owners will not agree with me). However G0771 is a fine saw so you cannot loose with Grizzly in any case.
-- It's nice!